Smart Cities

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The smartest cities put people first

Say “smart cities” and most people think technology—the internet of things, apps, AI, and 5G. We think people. We see how technology can provide the conditions to deliver the outcomes our communities need, like reducing the impacts of climate change, driving equity and inclusion, building a robust economy with jobs and innovation, and realizing carbon reduction targets. All in service of making communities—and citizens—vibrant, healthy, and resilient.

The rapid pace of change that comes with the digitization of our built environment doesn’t have to be overwhelming, with the right partner by your side. Our approach to smart planning and design isn’t just to implement the latest tech trend, but to understand the needs of your community and identify the right solutions to achieve your goals.

Planning a Smart City? Don’t Start with Technology

Rick Huijbregts highlights the City of Markham, ON as an example of how a people-centered and intelligent approach can harness the power of advanced digital technologies to create resilience and future-readiness.

Building your smart city strategy and roadmap

What goals are most important to you in becoming a smart community? To build your smart city roadmap, we’ll work with you to answer that question, understanding your challenges and what trends and disruptive technologies are likely to have the greatest impact. We help define the foundational conditions that will set your community up to be a smart city that is sustainable, scalable, and secure. By gaining a clear picture of today, a vision of tomorrow, and a path that is powered by technology, you’ll be ready for a smarter tomorrow. Learn More

An integrated approach to smart planning and design

In a truly connected community, intelligence is measured through integration. While smart solutions can enhance performance within a single system—like utility infrastructure, mobility, or wireless communications—the greatest results are when those systems are planned and designed to work together. We don’t approach any challenge from one perspective, and we draw on our multidisciplinary experts to solve these challenges together.

Smart cities are sustainable cities

The environmental challenges impacting our communities are complex. Whether you’re looking to use resources like power and water more efficiently, reduce harmful emissions, or be prepared for extreme weather events, technology-integrated infrastructure and innovative digital solutions can help get you there. The linkages between climate risk, climate action, climate adaptation, and GHG mitigation are real for our communities, and we can help design an integrated strategy with our comprehensive climate solutions and expertise. Explore the Possibilities

Data as the catalyst for community transformation

There’s no end to the data that can be collected in our communities—pedestrian and vehicle patterns, trash bin weights, microclimate temperatures, energy and water resource use, building occupancy—the real challenge is not being overwhelmed by it. Putting data to work for you means interpreting which information is pertinent and using it to achieve meaningful outcomes. Our digital solutions provide you the tools, visibility, and insights to make better decisions and optimize the performance and responsiveness of your infrastructure. Learn More

We’re better together

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    Partner with us today to change how tomorrow looks. You’re exactly what’s needed to help us make it happen in your community.

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    Work with passionate people who are experts in their field. Our teams love what they do and are driven by how their work makes an impact on the communities they serve.